Come Visit Our Community Area

On March 30th – 31st at Vancouver Island Market, we will be joined by local clubs, non-profits, and small businesses in our Community Area to share with you their passion in the arts and crafts, health, sustainable living, and music.

Yellow Point Farms – Go behind the scenes at Yellow Point Farms to experience first hand what farm life on Vancouver Island is all about. The owners, Justin and Becca, will give you a brief history of the farm and their personal story on how they came to be living this lifestyle. They will personally guide you on an unforgettable excursion through all the amazing things that are happening on the farm on any given day.

WildPlay Nanaimo  As a local sponsor to our event, WildPlay Element Parks will offer the guests at the event a spin to win game with prizes ranging from WildPlay t-shirts to 5-25% off vouchers for our elements. They also have an interactive activity that teaches you how to use our equipment and demonstrates our safety precautions as well as puzzles for the children. 

Orchid Club Society – The Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society (CVIOS) is a non-profit society that started roughly 30 years ago by local orchid enthusiasts who wanted to share their knowledge and promote the fascinating and diverse world of orchid growing. They host monthly meetings with presentations on orchid culture and displays of members’ orchids currently in bloom. CVIOS have an annual orchid show open to other orchid groups and growers and participate in their shows. They will be available to answer any orchid growing questions as well as share a few of their best orchids at the show.

Tai Chi of Nanaimo

The club practices the 108 movement health oriented TAI CHI  set through our not – for- profit, non religious, volunteer- run organization. 
Tai chi is a complete whole body excercise that can be practiced anywhere, anytime, at any age with no special gear or clothing. 
We also practice LOK HUP,  Tai chi sword, Tai chi sabre , Xingy and Qiging. 

More information will be at the Tai Chi table. 
We will be doing the tai chi set, lok hup, sword and sabre. 

Jonanco Hobby and Craft

This non profit hobby and craft club established in 1973 is Nanaimo’s best kept secret when it comes to affordable and skilled craft learning. Located at 2745 White Rapids Rd, Nanaimo , Jonanco hopes to grow their membership and pass along more skilled craft to new members.

Nanaimo Horticultural Society

This is the place like minded people gather to learn about growing food, and making the world a more beautiful place through plants! We have been meeting since December 1946 but are far from old and stodgy, all ages are welcomed and encouraged. We share the earth and need to support and encourage each other in growing a healthier environment. A membership entitles you to attend our meetings and hear informative speakers, access our extensive library, have personal showings of private gardens and receive discounts at supporting garden related businesses. We meet at 595 Townsite Road, in the United Fellowship Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in April, May, June, July and September. NEW THIS YEAR – we meet on Saturday at 1 pm in the months of October, November February and March.

Nanaimo Earth Day 2019

A community celebration focused on local, earth friendly initiatives. The theme for 2019 is “Protect our Species”, we will be hosting educational groups and community lead workshops that inspire positive behaviours and environmental stewardship. The event will take place on Saturday April 27th at John Barsby Community School. Our table will be an opportunity for vendors to get involved with the event, and for attendees to show their support and learn about ways they can get involved with Earth Day & Earth Service.

Wildwood EcoForest

Wildwood Ecoforest is a working sustainable forest on Vancouver Island; developed by Merv Wilkinson; home to old growth trees & wildlife.

Wildwood is a 77-acre ecoforest nestled along the shores of Quennell Lake just north of Ladysmith, British Columbia.  It lies in the traditional territories of the Stz’uminus and Snuneymuxw Coast Salish First Nations.

  • Monthly public tours of Wildwood are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month 1 – 3 pm, by donation ($20/person recommended).
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